If you’ve had a baby in the past year, you’re probably excited about celebrating your baby’s first Halloween at the end of the month. Here are some ways to make their first Halloween memorable, fun and safe:
- Dress them in a costume that is safe. If they aren’t walking yet, put them in a wagon or stroller and incorporate their mode of transportation into their costume. (Pinterest has some great ideas!) If they can walk, make sure that they have on sturdy shoes and that there is nothing on their costume that could trip them.
- Create a Halloween costume that involves wearing your baby. We’ve seen baby spiders and mom spider webs, baby monkeys and mom bananas, baby bumblebees and mom flowers and more. Get creative and you’re sure to be the talk of the Halloween party and the winner of the costume contest!
- Don’t go overboard on the costume. There’s always a chance that your child could be irritated by anything overly complicated to assemble. So keep it simple… your child will be cute in anything he or she wears!
- Avoid using make-up on tiny ones – especially if your baby or toddler is prone to sensitive skin.
- Look for alternative Halloween celebrations. Places like malls, churches and community centers usually host them and these celebrations may be more family-friendly for small kids than traditional trick-or-treating and usually take place indoors or during the daytime hours.
- Avoid hard candy. It can easily become lodged in babies’ small throats. Or avoid the candy altogether and offer them healthy treats once you get back home. (If they don’t have older siblings they won’t even know what they’re missing!)
- Take a picture with a pumpkin every year. Start a fun tradition of taking a photo with a similar-sized pumpkin every year. It will be fun to look back and see how much your child has grown each year and how they transition from being the same size as a pumpkin to being able to hold a pumpkin in just a few years’ time.
- Create a new family tradition. Plan to visit the same pumpkin patch every year or host a pumpkin carving party. Your baby will obviously be too young to appreciate it now, but will look forward to these special events once he or she gets a little older.
What are your plans to make your baby’s first Halloween a special one this year?
USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville has over 50 complete and fully decorated baby & big kid room vignettes, from the most trusted brands, Baby’s Dream, Romina, Pine Creek Bedding, Glenna Jean, Dolce Babi, Smartstuff, Liz& Roo, and New Arrivals just to name a few. You’ll find the latest in convertible cribs, big kid beds and bunks, dressers, gliders, strollers, car seats & much more!
This entry was posted in PARENT TIPS and tagged baby's first halloween on October 28, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
If you’ve ever had to wrestle with a large playard while traveling then you’ll appreciate the small footprint and easy set up of the Chicco Lullago Portable Bassinet. The Lullago allows your baby to sleep comfortably any time, any where no matter whether you’re in your own home or on the go.
Here are a few reasons why we love this bassinet:
- The Lullago can be disassembled and folded down in less than a minute. Then it can be stored in its matching and included carrying bag, which is great for air travel!
- When you’re ready to use it again, it can be set up in seconds due to its snap-on legs and one-piece top structure.
- It’s lightweight and yet stable so it feels safe for your baby.
- The soft fabric, comfortable mattress and mesh side inserts that provide ample air flow make the Lullago a great place for baby to both nap and sleep all night.
- Washable fabric parts can be removed for cleaning so your Lullago Portable Bassinet will always look new!
- The Chicco Lullago Portable Bassinet is for use up to 20 pounds, so your baby can enjoy it through all or most of his or her first year or beyond!
Come see the Lullago in person at USA Baby & Big Kids Too! in Franklin!
This entry was posted in Featured Products, BABY FURNITURE, STROLLERS, HIGH CHAIRS and ACCESSORIES and tagged portable bassinets nashville, chicco nashville, bassinets nashville on October 17, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
The rocking chair or glider that you choose for your baby’s room may be one of the most important purchase you make for your nursery, perhaps second only to the crib. In the first few months of your baby’s life, you’ll certainly be spending a large amount of time in the glider with your child so it’s important that you find the best style and size for your needs. USA Baby carries many different styles of Best Chairs so you’re sure to find the perfect one for you and your new baby.
Best Chair Quinn Upholstered Glider
This classic chair could fit in your family room just as well as it could a nursery. It both glides and swivels and the extra cushioned back and large rolled arms provides major comfort. A matching ottoman is available and you can customize your chair with over 150 fabric choices and cording options.
Best Chair Natasha Upholstered Glider
This glider and swivel chair offers a more elegant and formal look because of its sleek lines and higher seatback. Kiln-dried hardwood-frame parts and reinforced joints ensures that this chair will last for years. It’s available in almost one hundred different fabrics.
Best Chair Beckner Upholstered Glider
Slightly smaller in footprint, this tufted-back chair is perfect for smaller nurseries. The cushioned back and arms provides comfort for nursing and feeding. It both glides and swivels and is available in over 150 different fabric choices as well.
Best Bilana Upholstered Recliner Glider
Traditionally styled, this chair is available as a glider recliner or as a swivel glider recliner. It also offers a matching ottoman and is available in over 150 different fabrics.
Best Irvington Upholstered Recliner Glider
The large cushioned back with premium cushioned fibers and large rolled arms makes this a great comfortable choice for you and your baby. It both swivels and glides in addition to reclining and is available in 150 different fabric choices we well.
Stop by USA Baby in Franklin to take each of these chairs for a test glide to see which one is the most comfortable for you!
This entry was posted in Featured Products, BABY FURNITURE, STROLLERS, HIGH CHAIRS and ACCESSORIES and tagged nursery gliders nashville, best chairs nashville on September 20, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
USA Baby & Big Kids Too! is excited to carry Pura KiKi Stainless Steel Bottles for babies, toddlers and big kids too! At last a baby bottle that can carry your child into elementary school. No need to spend hundreds of dollars filling your cabinet with bottles and sippy cups only to discover that your child doesn’t like any of them! Now you can purchase one bottle that can be customized to your child’s needs now and can grow with them over the years and through a variety of stages and preferences.
Built for Moms
Though safety standards are rigorous, mom standards might even be higher! Thankfully Pura KiKi bottles are the only non-toxic certified bottles on the global market today. They’re 100% free of BPA/BPS, phthalates, lead and PVD and are the only 100% plastic-free feeding solution available. They’re much safer than even BPA-free plastic that can leach chemicals under certain conditions.
Built for Kids
Made of unbreakable stainless steel, Pura KiKi bottles don’t break like glass bottles. So no matter how many bounces across the kitchen floor or concrete your bottle takes, it will stay around for years to come.
Built to Customize
Pura KiKi bottles are compatible with all major manufacturers of bottle nipples, so you can find the one your baby likes best without spending hundreds of dollars on completely new bottles until you find the right one. It’s compatible with the following spouts and nipples:
- Avent Sport Spout
- ThinkBaby Nipples
- Born Free Nipples
- Dr. Brown’s Wide Neck Nipples
- Pura Vented Nipple (slow, medium, and fast flow available)
- Pura Silicone Sip Spout
- MAM Nipples
- Pigeon Silicone Nipples
- UPIS Nipples
Built to Evolve
The Pura KiKi can first be used as a baby bottle and then converts to a sippy cup, straw cup and sport bottle cap using Pura silicone lids that are compatible with all the Pura bottles. So you can just buy one or two bottles that will take you from baby to elementary school.
Built to Perform
The insulated version keeps liquids hot or cold for up to 8 hours. Plus it has an easy to clean wide mouth; you can clean painted bottles with a standard bottle brush, or wash unpainted bottles and silicone components in the top rack in the dishwasher.
How it’s Built
The Pura KiKi bottles are available in insulated or single wall options and all feature raised ounce numbers on the inside of the bottle for easy measuring and monitoring of intake. Each bottle also comes with a silicone nipple/spout travel cover and silicone sleeves are available for purchase to further customize each bottle.
Stop by USA Baby & Big Kids Too! to take a closer look at the Pura KiKi steel water bottles and see how they can be a great addition to your diaper bag!
This entry was posted in Featured Products and tagged pura stainless steel, stainless steel baby bottles nashville, sippy cups nashville on August 26, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
NOW IN STORE, the Owlet Baby Monitor uses hospital technology called pulse oximetry to monitor your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and alerts you if your baby stops breathing for any amount of time. Owlet is an extra set of eyes to monitor your baby while he or she sleeps so that you can rest easy at the same time. Sound too good to be true? Keep reading for more information about this wonderful technology, now available at USA Baby in Franklin.
So how does it work?
Owlet has taken high-level hospital technology called “pulse oximetry” and put a smaller version into a soft and cuddly Smart Sock that baby wears during naps and nighttime to monitor his or her vitals. The base station or your smartphone collects data from the Smart Sock via Bluetooth; the base station can be placed near your bed at night while your smartphone can monitor remotely.
But does it really work?
Owlet Baby Monitor has undergone over 100,000 hours of testing on more than 100 billion heartbeats. Plus, Owlet Baby Monitor offers a 30-day money-back guarantee as well as a one-year warranty so you can try Owlet without fear!
How do the Smart Socks function?
The fabric Smart Sock is washable (provided you remove the Sock Electronics first) and fits under footed pajamas as well as underneath other socks. The Sock Electronics are removable and can be placed in three different-sized socks, so Owlet Baby Monitor will fit your child from birth up to 12 to 18 months of age.
Do I have to have a smartphone in order to use Owlet?
Owlet Baby Monitor continuously monitors your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and will alert you if your baby stops breathing. While the Base Station gives alerts, only the Smartphone app (available for both iPhone and Android) allows you to continuously monitor their exact levels.
How do I buy the Owlet Baby Monitor?
USA Baby & Big Kids Too! in Franklin is pleased to carry the Owlet Baby Monitor and can also answer any other questions that you might have. Stop in soon to find out how Owlet can help you “sleep like a baby!”
This entry was posted in Featured Products and tagged owlet nashville on August 1, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
USA Baby & Big Kids Too! is excited to carry Shooshoos – the softest and most adorable baby moccasins for kids up to 18 months old. These 100% genuine nappa leather moccasins have been designed and handmade in Cape Town, South Africa for over 15 years and we’re happy to now offer them to Middle Tennessee!
Shooshoos are made for tiny feet! Their non-slip suede soles grip the floor so new walkers are safe and have the flexible cushioned support needed for correct foot positioning when walking. Plus moms love that they’re elasticized so they stay on tiny feet – no more hunting high and low for that one missing moccasin that could have fallen off anywhere!
Shooshoos don’t stink! Their extra soft natural leather contains no harmful toxins and is breathable so little feet stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They stay dry and soft so they’re never smelly or a breeding ground for bacteria. To clean them, simply spot clean them with a damp cloth and mild detergent, shape them correctly and dry them in the shade.
Shooshoos are for everyone up to 18 months! Shooshoos moccasins come in three different sizes: Small (0-6 months), Medium (6-12 months) and Large (12-18 months). Plus there are so many adorable styles and colors to choose from; you may not be able to choose just one!
Stop by USA Baby & Big Kids Too! and see just how soft and adorable Shooshoos moccasins are!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged baby shoes nashville, baby moccasins nashville, shooshoos nashville on June 10, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
USA Baby & Big Kids Too! is proud to carry the C.R. Gibson line of gift products for new moms, dads and grandparents, too! Here are just a few of the C.R. Gibson gift items that we love and carry in stock:
Expecting Stripes Pregnancy Journal
This 160-page all-in-one planner, journal, and keepsake book includes a 12-month undated calendar planner and space to record important contact information, doctor visit records, delivery pains, nursery plans and shopping lists. It also includes six tabbed pocket pages for storing favorite photographs and sonograms.
Waiting for Baby Pregnancy Belly Stickers
These 20 4.5” photo prop pregnancy stickers – including milestone and weekly stickers -- aid in recording and documenting progress throughout the pregnancy so you’ll remember all the details for years to come.
Alphabet Animals First Year Calendar
This undated 13-month calendar gives you space to record baby’s first year milestones and also includes stickers for easy personalization. The removable 12” x 12” pages also fit into a standard 12” x 12” scrapbook when the calendar is complete.
Watch Me Grow Growth Chart
This adorable 5”w x 44”h canvas memory-keeping growth chart comes gift boxed with permanent markers included.
All Boy Keepsake Chest
Available in colors for both boys and girls, this special keepsake box offers specially designed drawers to hold items like baby’s first lock of hair, first spoon, birth certificate, birth announcements, photos and more. There’s also a frame on the cover for a special photo of your precious baby.
Sweet Sparkle Memory Book
Perfect for baby girls, this 9”w x 11 1/8”h sized, acid-free, lignin-free memory box is gift boxed and offers a photo frame on the front for additional personalization.
Hush Little Baby Lamb Music Toy
This cute plush plays “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” while the head gently sways. It makes a great baby shower gift for the new baby!
Heaven Sent Plush Blanket
This classic blanket keeps baby warm and snugly all year round!
Ceramic Bunny Bank
The perfect way to start saving early for baby, this painted ceramic bunny bank comes gift packaged and ready to present in a clear hat box. It measures 6 ¼”w x 6 ¼” H x 3 ¾” D.
If you are looking for a unique and classic baby shower gift for a new mom-to-be in your life, stop by USA Baby & Big Kids Too! to check out all that C.R. Gibson has to offer!
This entry was posted in Featured Products and tagged CR Gibson nashville, baby shower gifts nashville, baby shower ideas on May 24, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
If you’ve ever tried to wrangle a child covered in food while one-handedly attempting to remove a high chair tray also covered in food, then you know the need for a “magic” high chair. Enter the 4moms Magnetic High Chair, a high chair created with the real needs of real moms in mind!
The 4moms Magnetic High Chair is unique in that magnetic latches allow you to easily attach the tray to the seat, so it truly is a one-handed maneuver! Plus, the magnetic tray top itself is also magnetic, so 4moms magnetic plates and bowls stay in place so food stays where it was placed, and not in your floor. One bowl is even included with the high chair and others are available for separate purchase.
Here are more great features of the 4moms High Chair:
- The magnetic tray adjusts to 3 different positions so it can adjust easily as your child grows and also adjust for different children. There are 2 different strap positions as well.
- The removable tray liner is removable so it’s easy to clean in your sink or dishwasher.
- The easy-to-clean, removable foam seat insert is one piece so food pieces don’t have any grooves to fall into and stay forever!
- The high chair adjusts in height to 3 positions in case you’re wanting to place it at a table or raise or lower it for easier feeding.
- At only 22” wide x 28” long x 38” high, the high chair has a small footprint so it’s great for smaller kitchen.
- It comes in the following color combinations white/gray, white/green and black/gray so it’s sure to match your kitchen décor and seamlessly tie in with the other colors in your home.
- Featuring a 1 year warranty, 4moms ensures you won’t have any problems with what is sure to be your new favorite baby necessity!
Stop by USA Baby & Big Kids Too! in Franklin to test out the 4moms High Chair as well as other innovative 4moms products!
This entry was posted in Featured Products and tagged 4moms high chair, 4moms nashville on April 25, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
If your diaper bag isn’t washable, antimicrobial, organized and fashionable, then you’re not carrying a JuJuBe Diaper Bag! Easy-to-clean with ample pockets and smart features like you’ve never seen before, a JuJuBe Diaper Bag will be all that you need from birth to toddler and beyond! Here are some of our favorite features:
- Washable. Just wash on the gentle cycle and then air dry. The Teflon fabric protectant coating on the outside helps it air dry 25% faster while also repelling stains so it will need to be washed less often.
- Bacteria-Resistant. Agion, a mineral-based treatment, is a natural microbial treatment that is formulated to release sanitizing properties so your diaper bag is kept free from bacteria, mold and mildew.
- Crumb-free. The patented “Crumb Drain,” a smartly-sewn gap located in the lower back pocket, allows you to just shake out the crumbs that easily find their way into the bottom of your bag.
- Easy-to-Access. Zippered pockets allow you to access toys and essentials with just one hand. A zippered top flap pocket is perfect for diapers and also easy to open. Plus the light-colored inside makes it easy to see just what you’re looking for without having to take everything out of the bag.
- Comfortable. It features a detachable and adjustable messenger bag strap with memory foam shoulder pad that grips your shoulder so it doesn’t slide off. Plus the included memory foam changing pad is comfortable for your baby for diaper changes on the go.
- Convenient. Smart features like two exterior Thinsulate insulated bottle pockets keep drinks and bottles warm or cold so you’ll have them ready whenever you need them. Plus the “mommy pocket,” featuring a key clip, sunglass case, lipstick loop, pen loop and mesh pocket keeps all of your things in place so you have them handy when you need them.
- Sturdy. Metal hardware, including a place to attach stroller clips sold separately, ensures that your bag will last for years and stand up to the challenge of daily use!
So whether you’re having your first child or your fifth, it’s never too late to let a JuJuBe Diaper Bag do all the heavy lifting for you! Stop by USA Baby & Big Kids Too! today to see one for yourself!
This entry was posted in Featured Products and tagged nashville diaper bags, jujube nashville on April 5, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
If you’ve ever broken a sweat installing a car seat, then Britax ClickTight was made for you! If you’ve ever wondered if you installed it correctly after you were done, then Britax ClickTight is for you, too! Both of these scenarios probably apply to most of us as installing convertible car seats – especially for first-timers – can be an exhausting and overwhelming experience. Because of this, Britax created the ClickTight system. If you can buckle a seatbelt, then you can install the Britax ClickTight easily and correctly!
Some studies have shown that 3 out of 4 car seats aren’t installed properly, leaving kids in dangerously vulnerable situations if a crash were to occur. LATCH installation was created to be safer and easier than the normal seatbelt installation, but LATCH weight limits (60 pounds or more for rear-facing and 65 pounds or more for forward-facing including the weight of the car seat itself) mean that eventually all kids will need their car seats restrained with a seatbelt which can be tricky to get right for even the most experienced installer.
Britax’s ClickTight Tensioning Mechanism – an all-steel tubing lining that joins with the steel frame – both tensions and locks the seat belt during installation so that the seat is secured correctly and safely each time. To install, just turn the ClickTight Key, thread and connect the vehicle seatbelt and click it closed. There’s no more climbing, straddling or sweating to ensure that the belt is tight enough or in the proper position and the mechanism works the same for both rear and forward facing positions.
The Britax ClickTight system is available on your favorite Britax car seat models like the Marathon, Advocate and Boulevard, all of which boast the ability to carry up to 40 pounds rear-facing and up to 65 pounds forward facing.
If you’re a veteran car seat installer whose kids’ car seats stay in one car and are rarely moved around, then this feature may seem like a luxury. But if your kids’ seats are often being changed out between vehicles by friends and grandparents who may not be at all familiar with proper car seat safety, then the Britax ClickTight is a NECESSITY!
Stop by USA Baby in Franklin to check out our Britax models in person and learn more about how they can keep your kids are safe as possible!
This entry was posted in Featured Products and tagged britax clicktight nashville on March 28, 2016 by USA Baby and Big Kids Too! Nashville.
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